The Mughal Empire may have vanished centuries ago, but the miniaturist painting style that it produced is making a comeback. The Tufts Art Gallery’s Current exhibit, Illuminated Geographies: Pakistani Miniaturist Practice in the Wake of the Global Turn (through March 31st), celebrates a modern-day resurrgence of this traditional Pakistani style. The exhibit features work from four artists trained in the field at The National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. Ambreen Butt, Faiza Butt, Murad Khan Mumtaz and Saira Wasim have taken miniaturist painting into the modern realm by combining different creative methods with current discourse, the result of which is nothing short of stunning.
The opening reception will take place this Thursday, January 24th, at 5:30pm, with a curatorial introduction to the exhibition at 6:30pm.